Ruth Ann VanSchyndel

Female 1937 - 2014  (76 years)


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  • Name Ruth Ann VanSchyndel 
    Born 31 Mar 1937  Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Feb 2014  Kimberly, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I36924  Little Chute Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2014 

    Father Sylvester Joseph VanSchyndel,   b. 26 Dec 1911, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 2000, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Verona Mary Magdaline Weber,   b. 08 Sep 1912, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 2007, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1932  Holy Cross Church, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis Joseph Leahy,   b. 04 Jul 1934, Montreal, Qu├ębec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 2019  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1960  Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ann Elizabeth Leahy
     2. Steven Patrick Leahy
     3. Karen Therese Leahy
     4. Peter Sylvester Leahy
     5. Robert Francis Leahy
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F12606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Ruth A. Leahy, age 76, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 26, in Kimberly, Wisconsin. Ruth was born to the late Sylvester and Verona (Weber) Van Schyndel on March 31, 1937 in Appleton, Wisconsin. She attended school in Appleton at St. Joe's grade school, Appleton West High School, and St. Agnes School of Nursing, where she graduated as a Registered Nurse and worked at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. In 1958 she moved to Long Beach California, and worked at Veteran's Memorial Hospital. It was in Long Beach that she met her loving husband Francis "Frank" Leahy. They married on April 19, 1960 and have spent 53 years together. They returned to Appleton where Ruth continued her career at Appleton Medical Center for 26 years. Ruth loved gardening, knitting, hosting dinner and parties. She loved playing golf and said that she was "never good at it, but the sociability was worth every bad stroke." Even the hole in one was played with an orange ball. She maintained very close friendships with life-long friends in the Appleton area, California, and in Good Year, Arizona where many warm winter memories were made.

      She is survived by her husband, Frank, Kimberly, five children and eleven grandchildren, Ann (David) Hovell and their family, Andrew and Matthew, Kimberly; Steve (Meg Kidd) Leahy, Prattville, Alabama, and their family, Peter and Macaira; Karen (Dan) Suminski, Franklin, and their family Erin, David and Sean; Peter Leahy, New London, and family, Michael and Zachary Leahy; Bob (Shellie Blum) Leahy, New London, and their family Mackenzie and Dylan. Ruth is further survived by one sister, Phyllis (Floyd "Gabe") Gabrielson, Appleton and one brother, Joseph (Kathleen "Kit") Van Schyndel, Grand Chute and many nieces and nephews.

      Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm at Wichmann Fargo Funeral Home on Oneida Street in Appleton. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 12:00 pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.

      In lieu of flowers, Ruth has requested that you please send a bouquet of flowers to a treasured friend. Ruth's family gives their heartfelt thanks to Siekman Cancer Center and a special thanks to Nurse Patty Martin.